Helen Rosenthal edged out six other Democratic challengers in the City Council district 6, and is likely the next councilmember for the district.
Rosenthal narrowly won in the crowded field, getting 27.08 percent of the votes with 99 percent of the precincts reporting.
Mel Wymore was second with 22.18 percent; Marc Landis got 18.89 percent; Noah Gotbaum got 12.09 percent; Ken Biberaj got 9.17 percent; Debra Cooper got 8.79 percent; and Aaron Braunstein got 1.79 percent.
They were running to replace Gale Brewer in the Upper West Side district. Brewer won the Manhattan Borough President race on Tuesday.
The district includes north Clinton and Lincoln Square.
Rosenthal is a member and former chair of Community Board 7 and the chair of Parent Job Net.
She is a long-time resident of the Upper West Side who is “committed to maintaining the character of our neighborhoods and will work hard to continue the tradition of the great City Councilwomen like Ronnie Eldridge and Gale Brewer—who’ve represented this District,” according to her campaign website.
Rosenthal faces Green Party candidate Tom Siracuse in the general election but is expected to win.
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